Nick Saban is known for a lot of things: winning national championships, competing for SEC titles, bringing top recruiting classes to Tuscaloosa, etc.
The Alabama coach is not, though, known for comedy.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) May 5, 2014
In an interview with Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bryson Allen-Williams, a 2014 linebacker committed to South Carolina, described his relationship with some of the coaches who recruited him. The Crimson Tide were one of Allen-Williams three final schools, so he spent a decent amount of time with Saban.
In his Q&A with Carvell, Allen-Williams was asked, “Funniest memory with Nick Saban?”
“I don’t think he said anything too funny to me. We were in some golf carts, and it almost crashed. He almost went off on the person who was driving the cart. But he (Saban) was laughing, and he told us how he had his own lake in his backyard at his house. But there’s another good story related to Alabama. USC is 3,000 miles from here. My mom paid for us to go out there last year during spring break. I went out there to UCLA, and I spent the whole day with Coach (Jim Mora and his assistants). I went to USC, and probably talked to (Lane Kiffin) for five minutes and then he left. So we were like ‘One of the top prospects from the East Coast takes the time to visit you, and then you only stay for five minutes?’ Coach Kiffin is at Alabama now. When I went on my official visit to Alabama, he was like ‘I am so sorry about that. I hope you don’t take that out on Alabama. That was totally my fault. I had a lot going on.’ That was just so funny to my mom and I. We still laugh about that today.”